Posts Tagged 'choice'

Do You Have the “Yeah But” Syndrome

Written on June 28, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone who asked you to give them your opinion?

Or someone who was telling you how miserable their life, business or relationship is and if they could just ________ it would be so much better.

Maybe you choose to offer a solution or share with them a story about someone else who had overcome a similar issue.

The person half way listens (briefly) to the information you are sharing and then quickly responds with a statement beginning with “Yeah, but....”

If you are in a conversation and continues in this circular fashion, …


Excuses are like…You fill in the blank!

Written on October 25, 2011 at 2:57 pm

At the gym this week I was doing my post-work out stretches. A lady a bit older than me standing in ear-shot commented to another woman, “Look at that girl. She looks like a pretzel.” The second woman then sighed and said only one word, “Youth.”

Naturally there was that little part of me that was flattered by the admiration, however, the comment about youth kinda stung. The fact is, I could barely bend at all a year ago. My muscles were so tight that I was in constant pain. I went to the chiropractor 2 or 3 times a …